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SOCIAL WORKER MSW

BRONX, NY, US


As a professional member of an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker will provide a range of direct and indirect services for patient / families including the identification of psychosocial problems and their resolutions. In addition, the Social Worker will collaborate with the patient / family / team to effect safe and timely discharge / treatment plans. The Social Worker complies with the mission statement of Montefiore and Social Services, and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Work.

 

Duties:

  • Demonstrate organization of workload with appropriate priorities based on medical plan, patient needs and departmental policy and standards. Seek help / resources to avoid unnecessary delays in service.
  • Escalate medically complex cases to the appropriate licensed social worker.
  • Screen those patients whose diagnosis and social data indicate need for social service intervention, according to Social Work practice standards.
  • Make psychosocial assessments utilizing all available data, including interviews with patient and family conferring with interdisciplinary associates.
  • Ensure continuity of care though development, implementation and validation of discharge / treatment plans, in a timely manner and in collaboration with patient, family, and interdisciplinary team.
  • Function independently but utilize supervision to identify any problems in expediting discharge / treatment plans.
  • Maintain Social Work professional conduct and practices develop networking relationships, participate in patient focused internal / external conferences. Develop ongoing linkages and networking relationships. Participate in patient focused and internal / external conferences.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by utilizing psychosocial expertise to assist with the team building, discharge / treatment planning, conflict resolution and psychosocial education to interdisciplinary staff when appropriate.
  • Participate in departmental programs – i.e. quality improvement, statistical reporting, continuing education, staff meetings, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical issues and principles related to end-of-life care including informed consent, right to refuse treatment, withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment including nutrition and hydration, DNR order, advance directives, determination of decisional capacity and surrogate decision making and the doctrine of futility.  
  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge related to the identification, reporting, and intervention for victims of individual and family violence, rape mugging, elder abuse and child abuse / neglect.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of medical, social and environmental factors on patient/family/institutional systems and knowledge of developmental and family theories.
  • Show understanding of the developmental stages from infancy through the elder years, family systems theory and how various illnesses Impact on the patient / family system.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school of Social Work from a program registered by the NYS Dept. of Education or determined to be substantially equivalent by the commissioner’s regulations.
  • Requires an executed Memorandum of Understanding with a licensed Social Worker for the purposes of supervision, unless licensed as an LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).
  • Knowledge of creative arts therapy and play therapy is preferred
  • Spanish preferred

 

 

Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: WAKEFIELD Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 4401 Bronx Boulevard, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: HOURS VARY Req ID: 103799 

 

Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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Mission:
To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

Vision:
To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Values
Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity